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Area Girls Basketball: Bell leads Huskies to tournament victory

PILLAGER — Carly Bell scored 16 points as the No. 8-seeded Pillager Huskies beat the No. 9 Onamia Panthers 37-21 in the opening round of the East Subsection 5-1A tournament Monday night.

The Huskies, who built a 23-7 lead at the half, snapped an 8-game losing streak while the Panthers ended their season with 14 straight losses.

Onamia 7 14 — 21

Pillager 23 14 — 37


Andie Morneau 4, MacKenzie Morin 2, Stephanie Brausen 2, Mia Steffenson 4, Katrina Ness 2, Kaylie Goplen 3, Janell Keehr 4. FT 9-17 (53 percent).


Gabby Martin 2, Carly Bell 16, Paige Leifermann 5, Lacy Hiltner 4, Melinda Cunningham 4, Sarah Neururer 6. FT 14-25 (percent). Overall: 2-22. Next: Pillager at No. 1 Isle in East Subsection 5-1A quarterfinals 7 p.m. Thursday.

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